Windsor & Eton 3-2 Chesham United
Posted By: Malcolm Wiliams
On: 26th October 2010
Comp: Southern Football League Premier Division
Windsor & Eton progressed to the next round of the Red Insure Cup after a 3-2 home win against Chesham United.
Despite taking an early lead it was the visitors that had the better of the early exchanges.
Steve Wales crossed for James Potton but he sent the ball just wide of the post with Windsor taking the lead just minutes later.
James Larkin's long ball down field was flicked on by Fiston Manuella allowing Michael Chennells to go round keeper Shane Gore and cross for Adam Bernard to notched his first for the club.
The lead could have been wiped out almost immediately when Wales again found Potton but he was denied by a fine save from Larkin.
Larkin was again on fine form when he did well to push away Chris Bangura's curling effort mid-way through the half as Chesham started to take control.
They eventually pulled level when a poor clearance from Larkin hit Chris Owens allowing Wales to lift the ball over Larking and into the net.
Jake Parsons almost restored the lead a minute later when his close range effort was well kept out by Shane Gore.
Chesham did manage to take the lead before half time when a low Wales cross eluded the home defence allowing Bangura to nip in at the far post for an easy finish.
Chesham could have had a two goal cushion going into the break when Wales again broke through and rounded Larkin but a sliding block from Dave Woozley denied the Generals winger.
The second half saw something of a significant change for Windsor with David Pearce replacing Justin Clayton and Manuella moving to centre half.
The change seemed to have the desired effect with Windsor soon back on level terms.
Owens throw to Bernard saw the Windsor striker find Alex Sunasky who's shot caught a defenders back before rolling over the line.
This was the Aussies first senior goal for the club capped with a Skippy the Kangaroo celebration.
Just minutes later and Windsor were back in front when Bernard headed his second of the match getting on the end of Jake Parsons cross.
Windsor were now on top and should have had the game wrapped up when Chennells struck from the edge of the area only to be denied by a fine Gore save.
As the match wore on Windsor only seemed to get stronger and in the final minutes Chennells again had a perfect opportunity to kill the game off when he was left with only Gore to beat but lifted the ball over the keeper and wide of the post.